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A few states are spending more on higher ed than before the recession hitOpen in a New Window

State spending on higher education rises nationally, and 30 states see growth over the year before -- but per-student spending is still well below 2008 level.


U. Minnesota proposes plan to offer students access to course evaluationsOpen in a New Window

Students at the University of Minnesota might be getting access to official student evaluation data starting this fall, potentially ending dependence on the very popular, unofficial sites that their professors deride.

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Kaplan faculty union sparks new interest in for-profit unions for adjunctsOpen in a New Window

Could a contract for some Kaplan faculty in New York be a precedent?

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Liberal arts college consulting group announces DIY toolkit for collaborationOpen in a New Window

The liberal arts college consulting group NITLE announces a free toolkit for institutions that want to team up to tackle common challenges.

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Colleges announce commencement speakersOpen in a New Window

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:

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Dartmouth tries again to change its rowdy imageOpen in a New Window

Dartmouth College, which for decades has been viewed as the rowdiest of the Ivy League colleges, is trying again to change its campus culture.


Amid union talks, boycotts raise questions over what athletes could decideOpen in a New Window

Another football player boycott -- this time over the reinstatement of a head coach -- raises questions over what athletes will and should be able to decide if they end up unionizing.

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The Minnesota State University at Mankato football team takes the field.


Report accuses U. Colorado at Boulder administration of violating academic freedom in reaction to sexism probeOpen in a New Window

New AAUP report accuses U. of Colorado-Boulder administrators of violating academic freedom in their reaction to a sexism investigation of philosophy department this year.


Virginia's high court protects privacy of researcher's emailsOpen in a New Window

Virginia's Supreme Court says U. of Virginia was within its rights under state law not to release emails of climate change researcher.


New presidents provosts: Bryn Mawr Cabrini Crowder Henderson Penn State Rivier Seton Hill TransylvaniaOpen in a New Window

  • Stephen R. Adkison, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Oregon University, has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Henderson State University, in Arkansas.
  • Eric J. Barron, president of Florida State University, has been chosen as president of Pennsylvania State University.
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